Wann Japanese Izakaya
Wann Japanese Izakaya

Wann Japanese Izakaya

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wann-izakaya.com/
  • Phone: 2064415637
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Wann Japanese Izakaya
An Izakaya is a common Japanese bar/restaurant that is often found in cosmopolitan areas for after-work relaxation and an opportunity to unwind after a busy day.
Izakaya restaurants all have a multi-faceted menu and offer many types of food such as sashimi, tempura and yakitori; all appetizing dishes which go well with the alcohol served such as beer, sake and shochu.
Due to the informal atmosphere, instead of ordering and eating individual platters, customers usually share all dishes with one another in their party.
While maintaining true to the Izakaya environment, WANN have brought class, sophistication and refinement to match the modern people of today.
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Wann Japanese Izakaya reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelQuiet
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)fit for foodies (2)romantic (2)late-night find (2)special occasion (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food was very salty i.e. roll, ramen. Rice was mushy and doughy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Killer happy hour, great service
    SeaDine
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I hadn't been here in years, so it was a very pleasant surprise to enjoy their happy hour menu. Too much, actually! The portions were incredibly generous for the price, a good range of sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi -- as well as cooked food. Drinks weren't shabby either! The apple sake was tasty. Only bad thing is the garage next door. DON'T PARK THERE, no matter how tempting it is to be right next door. My car and several others were broken into -- and people who park under there told us it's not an uncommon occurrence. The smell alone should put you off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Wann Japanese Izakaya reviews archive.
  • Good Enough to Need 2 N's
    ScotchAndSteakSavantVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I've had my share of Japanese food, both _in_ Japan and stateside, and I expect anything calling itself an "izakaya" to excel at a diversity of small(ish) plate cuisine and have a reasonable selection of credible sake. Good sushi is of course always a plus. Wann hits all the bases, serving up a great fusion of traditional foods and Northwest zest. The seating space is intriguingly diverse, including a glassed-in rock garden and private banquet rooms. It's a few block walk from Pike Place, but totally tractable and totally worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Subtleoxidation
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I booked a table for Valentine's day at a recommendation of a friend. I was definitely surprised at the quality of the food as well as the service. A+!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A feast of taste sensations
    japanesophile
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A great small plates place. Go with a group for happy hour (all day Mondays and Tuesdays!) and you'll be able to fill up on a huge variety of tasty morsels. Both traditional Japanese and contemporary/fusion offerings. The decor is also a tasteful and imaginative blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese. Generously sized small plates, exceptionally good prices and attentive service. Interesting cocktails if you like that sort of thing (I don't) and a good selection of wines, sake and shochu. The only drawback is the Belltown lack of parking. Otherwise, a winner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was a circus
    Mike
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Terrible service. Ran out of seafood - in a sushi restaurant.... Told us would be 30 minutes before our entrée arrived. And then eventually mine arrived but my wife had to wait. Explaining to the waiter we would like to eat at the same time they took my food away, and then 30 seconds later a separate waiter brought it back, again without my wife's..... All in all - this place was a circus. We left at that point and went to a different restaurant
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Sushi - Nice Deco
    djusss
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I was really pleasantly surprise with the menu. Everything was good and in good portion for a reasonable check. Strongly recommend to try the Brie Tempura with Raspberry Soy Sauce.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious appetizers
    Gurumekun
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The butabara (pork belly) skewer combined with nigori-sake was super awesome! The servers were super nice as well. The place is great if you like Japanese izakaya food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good HR
    Cassandra
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    Place has a pretty good happy hour! During the weekday I would suggest going before or at 6:30 ish , any later than that, the restaurant get's super packed and ordering happy hour food could take a while! Overall not bad :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi special
    painfreeVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    Enjoyed a nice meal here on a visit to Seattle. We were lucky to enjoy their 7th anniversary menu specials which were extensive and very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very pleasant surprise
    smulpaap
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Topped my expectations; a very pleasant culinary experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a date
    rhe323
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I've been looking for a sushi restaurant that also has a romantic feel to it. Wann was just that. My boyfriend and I went here for our date night. I really liked that it was quiet and had lower lighting. The background music was nice too. I had tempura udon - I enjoyed it and would come back to get it again. I also got a specialty roll, but can't remember which one it was. My only complaint is that the menu on their website didn't match the menu in the restaurant - the menu in the restaurant had a lot more options, but at the same time was missing some of the items I saw online. There was a roll on the online menu that I wanted to try, but it wasn't on the menu in the restaurant so I had to pick something else.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, atmosphere,
    Mulva
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Great service, atmosphere, and food. I would go back to eat more of all that chargrilled goodness on a stick. I will say that the meatballs were so-so, I wouldn't bother with those.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Overall a great experience and I would go back. The happy hour menu is GREAT and is extended late by ending at 7PM so good for those who work late.It had wide variety and dinner and drinks for 3 people was under $40, which is AMAZING. Our Sushi rolls were among some of the better rolls I've had in Seattle. I also liked the seating.The service was friendly but left a little to be desired. there seemed to be some confusion over seating me for my reservation and I kind of got forgotten about while I waited. Once I was seated,the hostess said she'd bring water but didn't and our server didn't appear for another 15 mins. I was afraid we'd miss happy hour but they graciously let us make the HH order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They have a good happy hour.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    They have a good happy hour. We like the selection of small bites which allows us to sample a number of dishes. Good food and a good deal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food (sashimi in
    UgoSeeVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2013
    Excellent food (sashimi in particular) for an excellent price - not to mention all day happy hour on Monday and Tuesday. Quiet and clean, I love this restaurant an will go back as soon as I can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were stunned at the value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/28/2013
    We were stunned at the value of the meal. 5 of us walked away not only fully satisfied but a little tipsy with a bill clocking in at under $30/person. If you're in Seattle, an absolute must.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate